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September 2019

“All Stitched Up”

September 3 @ 12:00 am - December 11 @ 12:00 am
Collins Memorial Library University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, N Warner St.
Tacoma, WA 98416 United States
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I am thrilled and honored to be showing my work "Prairie"  in "All Stitched Up"An international juried book arts exhibition,
September 3rd – December 11th, 2019
September 14th – opening celebration
Collins Memorial Library University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
"To stitch is to join together, to mend, or fasten as with stitches – to sew. To stitch is to bring together fabric, paper, wounds of the body, or cultural divides. Stitching can be an act of healing, hope, practicality, creativity, and revolution. All Stitched Up recognizes and celebrates the work of book artists’ where stitching has become an integral part of the visual design. Curators Catherine Alice Michaelis, Jane A. Carlin, and Diana Weymar will jury the show and a print catalogue will be created. We are particularly (but not solely) interested in works that showcase collaboration and focus on building a sense of shared community. That may include collaboration between two or more artists, two or more communities, or crowd-sourced projects. Sewing that joins people and ideas link us to historical social and political sewing circles from the abolitionist movement of the 1800s, to the corporate resistant DIY movement kindled by the Riots Grrrls in the 1990s, to the knitting collectives of today that focus on the anti-war, pro-science, and pro-choice movements. In addition, you may draw inspiration from the embroidered books of the Victorian period, the rise of needlecrafts during the Arts & Crafts period, and family traditions of sewing by machine or hand stitching.
This exhibition will include pages from Diana Weymar’s Interwoven Stories project. This includes Refashioning Identity, which was created by members of the Puget Sound community in 2016/17 as facilitated by Weymar." --All Stitched Up

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October 2019

The Artful Book

October 4, 2019 @ 12:00 am - January 5, 2020 @ 12:00 am
Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90803 United States
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I am thrilled to be included in:

The Artful Book

California Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers Member Exhibit

October 4, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA.

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December 2019

Make Your Own Book for Kids! An Autograph Book of L.A. Project Event at the Platt Public Library

December 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 United States
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Make your book! Learn how to make the "folded fan book" using accordion fold and pop-up techniques. Use it for a journal, a scrapbook, or a great gift for a family member or friend! All materials are included.
Led by artist Debra Disman as part of the Los Angeles Public Library's Autograph Book of L.A. Project.

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Making Sculptural Books at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art,

 Learn to make sculptural books at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, inspired by the awesome show from China: The Allure of Matter, currently on display at the Museum. For the Whole Family!


One-Day Workshop: Sculpture Books
Family Class: Ages 8+ | Saturday, December 14 | 9 am–12 pm
Family members create side-by-side or collaborate together in this inter-generational class!

Be inspired by The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China exhibition to explore unusual art materials
used by contemporary Chinese artists. In the studio, learn book-making techniques to design a
sculptural book.

With artist Debra Disman.

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Holiday Bookmaking at the Sunland-Tujunga Library!

December 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library, 7771 Foothill Boulevard 7771Foothill Blvd. Tujunga, CA 91042
Tujunga (Los Angeles), CA 91042 United States
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Learn to create the festive "Envelope" book in honor of the holiday season and use it as a  unique gift or card for those special people  in your life!
All materials included.
This workshop is part of my Artist Residency at the Sunland-Tujunga Library, supported by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

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